Hugh Gordon Cummins
Dr. Hugh Gordon Cummins
|2nd Premier of Barbados|
17 April 1958 – 8 December 1961
|Governor||Sir Robert Arundell |
Sir John Montague Stow
|Preceded by||Grantley Herbert Adams|
|Succeeded by||Errol Barrow|
|Born||2 February 1891|
|Died||26 October 1970 (aged 79)|
|Political party||Barbados Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Queen's University]|
Dr. Hugh Gordon Hylvestra Cummins (2 February 1891 – 26 October 1970) was a Barbadian politician. He served as Premier of Barbados from 17 April 1958 to 8 December 1961 and was a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).
In 1919, Dr. Cummins gratued from Queen's Faculty of Medicine where he became medical practitioner and later established a medical practice in the Bridgetown. In 1940, he became one of the first Barbados Labour Party members of Parliament. In 1951 he together with Grantley Herbert Adams, Mencea Cox (Sir Mencea) and Frank Walcott (Rt. Excellent Sir Frank) were appointed members of the Executive Committee of the BLP. He also became a Minister in 1954 when Ministerial Government was introduced. He became the second Premier of Barbados when Sir Grantley was elected Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation.
His outstanding achievement was the abolition of the Located Labourers Act and he is commemorated by the naming of the ABC Highway and the Gordon Cummins Hospital in St. Thomas, the constituency that he represented.